Abstract

Various industries are using personality profile assessments as tools to help reduce employee turnover. Employee turnover is a continuing challenge in the construction industry that has negative effects on construction companies. Research found that it was difficult to know if companies in the construction industry are using personality profile assessments as a tool to help reduce employee turnover. After understanding that other industries were using personality profile assessments in their hiring, promoting, team building and leadership development to reduce turnover, it was desired to understand if the construction industry was doing the same. This research performed a survey among the top construction companies to understand if construction companies were using assessments, and if it had any effect on the turnover of those companies. The survey results provided information on the amount of companies using personality profile assessments, as well as additional insights and attitudes among these companies, whether they used assessments or not. The results of this survey and research have provided strong indicators that personality profile assessments are tools that will help construction companies reduce employee turnover.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Technology

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Date Submitted

2015-12-01

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd8171

Keywords

personality profile assessment, employee turnover, construction, human resources

Technology Emphasis

Construction Management (CM)

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